Ferrari 488 Pista Drag Races McLaren 720S on Autobahn, Destruction Follows

Ferrari 488 Pista Drag Races McLaren 720S on Autobahn 4 photos
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Ah, the always enticing battle between the Ferrari 488 Pista and the McLaren 720S - we've already seen a few street-held drag races between the two and we are now back on the topic to bring you a more serious sprinting battle between the two.
No, the mid-engined delights haven't been taken to the drag strip (Maranello would probably have a strong reaction to such a feat), but we've got the next best thing.

To be more precise, the Italian exotic and the Woking beast got together on the German Autobahn. So, without any top speed restriction, the drivers set out to see which of the two mid-engined toys can reach the horizon first.

Thanks to the piece of footage below, you'll be able to witness this twin-twin-turbo V8 adventure. We're talking about rolling starts, with these taking place in second or third gear.

However, since it can be difficult to get an even takeoff on the street, the two went at it on multiple occasions.

Now, you'll also get to see each car performing a standing start and getting its performance recorded with Draggy equipment. And I'll once again mention the drag strip, since, for instance, the McLaren 720S can deliver a high-9s quarter-mile with the proper prepping and atmospheric conditions, while this adventures saw the Macca pulling a 10.6s run.

The conclusion of these runs? Well, you'll get to the details in the clip below (the action starts at 2:56), but, judging by what we see here, it's almost like the Ferrari 488 Pista and the McLaen 720S can't directly compete when sprinting.

So while the Pista tends to get the jump due to less turbo lag and slightly shorter gearing, the 720S quickly manages to pull away, but it looks like the Pista can regain the lost ground at extreme velocity levels. Then again, one doesn't often reach that kind of speed, even when racing...

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